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03.09.2019 kl. 13.00 - 16.30


“Automation of Smart Grid OperationsThrough Spatio-Temporal Data-Driven Systems”

As Danish incentives for green energy production are being laid out, planning to have 100% renewable energy production by year 2050, consumers have begun to install renewable energy resources (RES) in the form of PVs, small wind turbines, heat pumps and electrical vehicles. The low-voltage electrical grid operation is therefore challenging for the Distributed System Operators (DSOs) in terms of grid monitoring, maintenance and planning. Electrical grid operation is also influenced by the deployment of Advanced Metering Infrastructures (AMI), consisting of many interconnected consumers.

The aim of this PhD study is to investigate how AMI data can contribute to a more efficient grid operation by means of processing, visualization and analytical techniques. The research was conducted in collaboration with a Danish DSO located in Thisted, therefore a real electrical grid was used as case study for this work. The contribution consists of enhancing the automation of consumer level grid operations, by designing and implementing the decision support information system, based on user experience (UX) studies. Using geographic information systems (GIS) contributed to spatial and situation awareness, especially relevant in a human-dependent operational environment. The overall outcome involves the optimization of the DSOs daily workflows by system redesign and minimizing the operating expenses (OpEx) by integrating smart analytical methods.

Assessment Committee
Professor, Josep Solé-Pareta, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
Dr., Piotr Kiedrowski, University of Science and Technology, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Associate Professor, Tatiana K. Madsen, Aalborg University (Chairman)

Associate Professor, Rasmus L. Olsen, Aalborg University
Associate Professor, José Manuel G. Lopez, 2operate, Aalborg

Associate Professor, Carles N. Manchón, Aalborg University

After the defence there will be a reception at Fredrik Bajers Vej 7, room A1-112 Please feel welcome to join


Wireless Communication Networks Section, Department of Electronic Systems


Fredrik Bajers Vej 7G, room 5-112